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IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that oversees the global financial system by following the macroeconomic policies of its member countries, in particular those with an impact on exchange rates and the balance of payments. It is an organization formed with a stated objective of stabilizing international exchange rates and facilitating development. It also offers highly leveraged loans mainly to poorer countries. Its headquarters are located in Washington, D.C., United States.

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Greek economic recovery 'fragile': IMF

Nov 25, 2013 - France24

IMF says not recommending a wealth tax

Oct 25, 2013 - France24

Ireland: Back on the market

Oct 14, 2013 - Financial Times

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A huge video screen on Sword Beach shows U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin as they arrive for the International 70th D-Day Commemoration Ceremony in Ouistreham June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches
US Remains Firm on Sanctions Amid Russia's Looming Recession; IMF 'Highly Unlikely' To Help

By IBTimes AU

The Obama administration stands by on its decision not to ease sanctions against Russia despite its spiraling economy. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, CONGRESS

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 11, 2008.
Economic Growth In US And Sub-Saharan Africa Allay 2015 Recession Fears

By IBTimes AU

Growth prospects in the developed countries as well as some emerging markets look promising. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: GDP, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, NIGERIA, INVESTMENT

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney (L) and European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi speak before a meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) at the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington October 11, 2014.
Global Markets Overview – October 22, 2013

By IG Markets

'Volatility is a natural part of markets, whereas highly accommodative monetary policy is not.' This was my statement on Monday about the effect of monetary policies on markets - it acts as a volatility depressor. (Oct 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech
Russia Beefs Up Gold Reserves To Offset Heat of Sanctions And Undercut Dollar

By IBTimes AU

The plan to boost gold reserves also fits in with Russia's plan to play down the power of U.S. dollar. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, GERMANY, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Germany's Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schauble speaks during a discussion on "A Reform Agenda for Europe's Leaders"
Recession Fears Loom Over Germany As Growth Rate Slows Down

By IBTimes AU

Germany is one of the biggest economies in Europe and new data suggests that the country is at the risk of diving into a recession. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 13, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market has slumped for the fifth time in six days and remains near an eight-month low. The All Ordinaries (XAO) slipped by 0.6 per cent and local stocks have shed 9.5 per cent from the highs reached at the start of September. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP, AUSTRALIA, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, WESFARMERS

New York Stock Exchange
Global Markets Overview – October 13, 2014

By IG Markets

We have been saying since mid-May to be wary of the events that will occur in October (the end of the asset-purchase program). October remains the turning point of the year and we retain our key pick of being long the VIX. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

n office worker walks past an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) window showing the main losses for the day in central Sydney July 23, 2012. Australian shares slumped 1.7 percent on Monday, the biggest one-day fall in seven weeks, as investors fled from
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 10, 2014

By Comsec

Local shares extended their losses after lunch, falling for the fourthtime this week and hitting a fresh eight-month low. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) slumped by 2 per cent, slipping below 5200.0 for the first time since February and making it the worst session of the year. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, FEDERAL RESERVE, GERMANY, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

A woman wearing a mask walks past a wall painted with China's national flag in central Beijing, October 9, 2014. Beijing issued a yellow alert for air pollution on Wednesday with smog forecast to continue for the next three days until Saturday, said the B
IMF Forecasts China To Dethrone US As World’s Biggest Economy With $17.6T GDP

By IBTimes AU

Despite the slowdown in its red-hot economy, China's growth story continues, threatening to dethrone the US as the world's largest economy in 2014 in terms of one indicator. This is the purchasing power parity, said the International Moneta... (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GDP, JAPAN, COPPER, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND